Walking through the SeasonsÂ is a compilation of the author’s monthly newspaper essays that won an Independent Publisher’s (IPPY) gold medal for best Northeastern non-fiction. It’s the book you’ll want to have on your bed stand. Leading the reader on an year-long nature walk, the words awaken and delight the senses, and somehow provide reassurance.
In the author’s words, “It is my hope that parents and educators will support the instinctive connection that children make with the natural world and that all who may need it will find joy, solace and sensibility in the changing seasons.”
“Her keen observations and thoughtful vignettes are filled with curiosity and insight and capture the spirit of place through the seasons.”Â â€”Matt Kolan, University of Vermont field naturalist
“Marilyn Webb Neagley has the eye of an artist, the voice of a poet, and the heart of a naturalist.”
â€”Gale Lawrence, author of The Beginning NaturalistÂ andÂ A Field Guide to the Familiar
About the Author
Marilyn Webb Neagley, a Vermonter, spent her childhood in Ascutney and now resides in Shelburne with her husband.Â As president of Shelburne Farms during its formative years, she worked with others to protect natural and agricultural resources. In recent years she has been a Vermont Public Radio commentator and has written essays about nature as well as the human inner landscape. She teaches mindfulness, a contemplative practice, in public schools. This work asks us to slow down, use our senses and simply notice.
Walking through the Seasons: Observations and Reflections
by Marilyn Webb Neagley
Nonfiction Essays, paperback original
Trim Size: 5.43 x 8.83; Price: $14.95
Pub Date: January 6, 2017
Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests
Environmental Conservation & Protection